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[eBay Plus, Afterpay] Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Lens (SEL85F18) $554 Delivered ($504 after Cashback) @ RYDA eBay Store


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Good price for a 85mm portrait lens for Sony full frame cameras

This is part of Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for 2021

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  • Awesome value portrait lens!

  • This is for the Alpha mirrorless cameras?

    • Yes full frame as well as apse cams

  • Bought one thanks !

  • Would definitely have jumped on this if I hadn't bought a Sigma 85mm art on Friday. Really good price

  • Will this be good for videos?

    • +2

      In terms of quality yes but using a portrait lens isn't desirable for videography

      • 'Isn't desirable' is totally subjective. Depends entirely on what you're shooting and the look you're going for.

    • +1

      85mm is a bit tight for general video use unless you have a specific need for it. You will have to be very far back to get much in frame.
      The Sony 35mm F1.8 is very popular for video. Fast AF and minimal focus breathing. 35mm focal length is more suitable for general video use

      I think there is some similar deals with ebay vouchers and sony cashback

      • Thanks for your responses.. I’m leaning more on videography thinking if i need some tight shots this 85mm will be useful. And by your answers, i guess I’m better of getting a zoom lens to suit my need. Do you guys have recommendations?

        • Probably depends on budget, but a good all rounder is the Tamron 28-75 RXD.

        • Yep, a zoom lens would be more versatile for video use. I've heard good things about the Sony 24-105mm F4 G OSS for video use

      • +1

        I use this lens for video but for very specific shots. Normally locked off on a tripod for a B cam on interview shots.
        It’s also my go-to lens for when I’m doing food/drink photos.
        This is a great price for a great lens

    • Sony FE 20mm f1.8 might be more suitable to take videos.

    • its focus by wire, it doesnt have apture ring, so no really, but workable. if mainly for video, then no.

    • Totally depends on what you're doing. I've used this exact lens for an entire wedding film.

      If you need something to get started then a zoom lens is more versatile, the Sigma 28-70 2.8 is amazing value and smaller than the Tamron.

  • Amazing price, paid $575 after cashback few months ago, thought that was hard to beat. Now even better value.

  • nice find, ordered one for kids portraits

  • great find and great price, ordered one

  • Is there any guide for someone looking for their first real camera or lens kit? I'm looking to do mainly photography outside but also videography will be nice too.

    • +2

      This is quite a tight lens, it totally depends on what you plan on shooting, but personally I prefer a more general purpose focal length like a 35 or 50 as a first lens.

      • If you're struggling to determine what focal length you want, look up some comparisons showing the way subjects are rendered in the frame. This will give you an idea on what 'look' you most gravitate towards.

        Remember a 'portait lens' isn't just a portrait lens. Even if you're shooting landscapes an 85 can still be great depending on the style and emotion you want to convey. The same goes for wide lenses, I often enjoy shooting portraits with a 24 or 35 to include more of the environment and exaggerate certain features.

        If your needs are general purpose and you want one lens that does everything, the Sigma 28-70 2.8 is a quality, compact and good value zoom. If you want something that will push you more creatively, than a 35 or 50 prime lens is a great start.

    • You can watch this youtube by Pat Kay. He will give you an idea of what to expect for each focal length.

  • in case anyone looking into this as portrait lens, 90mm 2.8 macro (https://www.sony.com.au/electronics/camera-lenses/sel90m28g) is another option plus giving you macro as well. I priced match with Parramatta Cameras and cashback and cashreward made it $889 which is a fairly good price for G lens. posted: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/668200

    • sorry that was price beat not deal and unpublished

  • Anyone had experience with Ryda?

  • How often do afterpay do ebay deal?

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